May 18th, 2010

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Fake Nails?

So, I did something kind of stupid today. I had some fake nails and I was getting together with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and I decided to dress up a little and put on my nails!

Unfortunately, I didn't consider the fact that I'm due for shark week tomorrow. The nails are not coming off (aside from the fact that I just put them on, the glue is pretty strong and it would be a lot of work to get them off). Any tips for using a cup with fake long nails? They aren't too long...but long enough that I'm a little worried. Anyone have experience with fake nails and using a cup? Any manoeuvres I should use to avoid pinching myself?

Thanks in advance!!!

Another Public Restroom Question

I have this problem where every time I remove my cup, all of the holes are always clogged. Oh and the size of the holes doesn't matter either... it happens with my Ladycup (huge holes) and my Keeper Mooncup (tiny holes). Normally this isn't an issue because I can just rinse the cup out in the sink and unclog the holes.

I still haven't quite figured out to do when I'm in a public restroom with no sink, though. I have to change my cup fairly often (every 3-4 hours) because I have a heavy flow on some days. I try to find single-stall restrooms whenever I can when I'm out and about, but you can't find these everywhere. I pretty much have to find some way to unclog the holes before re-inserting because if I don't, the cup leaks.

So, does anyone else have this problem, and how do you deal with it? In the past, I've just run out of the stall to rinse the cup when no one was around. I prefer not to do this, obviously, because it's a hassle and I don't want to gross out anyone if they happen to walk in while I'm rinsing off a bloody cup. I've tried the spray bottle thing too, but I don't really have room in my purse for a even a small spray bottle, and plus it doesn't work very well at unclogging holes anyway.

Waiting for LadyCup, wondering where to purchase MiaCup in US

 Hey everyone! Been lurking on this site a while. You guys are all so helpful and informative! I would have no idea what cup was right for me if it weren't for this community. Loving all the photo comparisons and charts. 

I'm 21, a virgin, and I've been using small Diva for the past few years. Worked well for the most part. Ok on my heavy days if I remembered to empty it every 2-3 hours. I usually wear a pantyliner as backup on my first day or two in case I feel leakage and I have some time to shuffle off to the restroom. Works fantastic on my light days. I love how non-restricted I am during my periods now. While Diva has worked pretty well for me, I always had some problems with it being leaky. If I get a good seal on insertion, it's pretty reliable. But it's always been a bit leaky on my heavy days, and I've always had to sleep with a pad as backup. Recently (and since getting a job :p) I've been curious to try out other brands to see if they'll work better. 

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First Cycle with the YUUKI!

Hi all!

Fingers are crossed here, but I'm hoping the third time is the charm. I've got my YUUKI in now. I had some slight leaking, but I think that had to do with my placement, so I'm experimenting. I took it out and reinserted it. Just the fact that I could get it out w/o fishing and twisting for 30 minutes is a success so far! So, it's much more comfortable than the Keeper was and much easier to reach than the Medium Meluna ball stem. I'm so hopeful this will work! Once it does, I will tell everyone about them! I want to figure it out so when my daughter is old enough (she will be 3 this summer) she will have this freedom as soon as she is able.

Thanks for all the help and support!